Fact-Checking Ron Paul on Florida Gas Prices
At last week’s presidential debate, Texas Congressman Ron Paul said that Florida’s gas prices are so high that residents there are paying $6 a gallon to fill up. Watch the clip here.
Gardner Selby of the Austin-American Statesmen’s fact-checking project PolitiFact Texas joined KUT’s Nathan Bernier to discuss the veracity of Paul’s statement.
“Paul is simply wrong. On the day after the debate, Feb. 22, the average price per gallon in Florida was $3.70. Two stations near the airport in Orlando, which of course is the gateway to the wonders of Disney in Florida, had prices close to $6 – $5.79 and $5.69 a gallon. Of course, locals know better than to buy their gas there. Paul’s claim rates ridiculous.”
Read PolitiFact’s full post on Paul’s statement here.